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AU Committee Says Libya Conflict May Spur Regional Terrorism

September 15, 2011

Sept. 15 (Bloomberg) -- The conflict in Libya may further undermine peace and security in the region and spur terrorism and the proliferation of weapons, an African Union committee said.

An ad-hoc AU committee on Libya which met in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital, yesterday to encourage the AU Peace and Security Council to reinforce efforts to bring peace and ensure a “united African position,” President Jacob Zuma’s office said in an e-mailed statement yesterday. It also encouraged Libya’s National Transitional Council to follow through on its pledge to institute an all-inclusive government.

The meeting was attended by Presidents Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo, Yoweri Museveni of the Republic of Uganda and Zuma. Ambassadors from Mauritania and Mali also attended.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Vernon Wessels at vwessels@bloomberg.net


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